Helping students look beyond high school requires involvement from all adults in the school setting. Academic and Career Planning helps students set goals that are truly theirs and make plans for achieving them. The promise of Academic and Career Planning is a quality system to personalize each student’s educational experience and connect it to their goals for the future.
During the 1985-87 budget cycle, the legislature enacted the Education for Employment (E4E) Standard that embodies seven critical elements including business and education partnerships, career exploration, planning and decision-making, employability skills and attitudes, and school-supervised work-based learning.
Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, every school will provide academic and career planning services to all students in grades 6-12.
Academic and Career Plans (ACPs), often referred to as Individualized Learning Plans, present an opportunity to improve academic achievement and post-secondary success for all students. ACPs support educational transformation initiatives to ensure every child graduates ready for further education and the workplace. Research validates how ACPs improve student motivation and engagement; foster increased school-family communication; aid goal setting, planning, and achievement; and enhance transitioning after high school. This initiative provides ALL students with the opportunity to participate.
Level 1 - Basic Service
This service is designed to provide consultation, technical assistance, support and/or leadership to help districts revise or develop their Academic and Career Planning system. CESA #4 will facilitate the following activities:
- Three School Counselor Networking Sessions at CESA #4 (Fall, Winter, Spring)
- Two full day workshops (one fall, one spring) at CESA #4 for a district ACP team to develop, review, and revise their Academic and Career district-wide plan
- One half-day site-based visit can be customized to the district’s needs for ACP curriculum planning and alignment
- Technical support and updates from DPI on the ACP initiative
Additional support may be purchased to assist in local development and implementation of your district’s Academic and Career Planning system.
For more information contact:
Instructional Services Director
(608) 786-4848 or Toll Free (800) 514-3075
FAX (608) 786-4801
(608) 786-4832; Toll Free (800) 514-3075
FAX (608) 786-4801